Monthly Archives: September 2020

Hope Street – One Small Thing

The charity One Small Thing is developing the Hope Street Hub. This will combine residential facilities with therapy and training rooms, an onsite café which will be open to the public and a range of activities providing practical skills that support the charity’s aim to be environmentally sustainable. Community and social integration are key components behind Hope Street’s ethos with many of the classes expected to be open to the local community.

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HSAB Annual Report 2019 – 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Hampshire Safeguarding Adult Board (HSAB) Annual Report 2019/20 has now been published and can be viewed via the HSAB website here:

HSAB Annual Report 2019/20

Please share the link to the report widely within your organisation, including any internal safeguarding committees and governance boards to ensure they are sighted on the strategic priorities agreed by the HSAB.

Thank you.

Self Neglect Learning Briefing

All organisations across the 4LSAB (Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth) have launched a campaign to raise awareness of Self Neglect.

A Self Neglect Learning Briefing for professionals and a One Minute Guide to Self Neglect for general use have been produced. Please click on the images below to see this literature.

 

          

Is you behaviour affecting your children – the effect of domestic abuse on children and young people

Is your behaviour affecting your children?

Even if your children haven’t seen you be abusive, they’ve almost certainly overheard things. Children are highly intuitive and can pick up on tension around them. It’s terrifying to hear a parent being abused. To know that someone they love is being harmed, and not knowing how it will end. To be powerless to stop it. Studies have shown that children suffer long-term harm if they live with violence and abuse, even if the abuse isn’t directed at them.

Physical effects

Your children might be physically hurt in the ‘cross-fire’, suffer sleep deprivation and be unable to concentrate at school. They may wet the bed, develop eating disorders, or endure panic attacks, stress and tension.

Emotional effects

Your child will probably feel fear, anger and anxiety, be jumpy or unable to relax. They might struggle to trust you, or others, and develop low self-esteem and psychological problems.

Behavioural effects

Children learn from those around them. Your child could start to model themselves on your violent and abusive behaviour, and bully other children or expect and accept abuse. They might struggle with school work or skip school, steal or break the law, or turn to alcohol and drugs.

It’s easy to minimise your actions. Maybe you think what you’ve done ‘isn’t that bad’. Maybe you’re making excuses.

Or maybe you’re finding the strength, now, to face up to what you’ve done and the effect it’s having on people you care about. Maybe you’re feeling guilty or ashamed of how you’ve behaved.

It can hurt to admit that what you’ve done is not okay. But by doing so and choosing to change, you’re taking responsibility for your actions, and are on the road to change.

Help is available from:

Emollient Cream Fire Safety Message

Following a recent emollients safety campaign by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service (IWFRS) has put together a webpage and bulletin to raise awareness of the fire risks that can be posed from using emollient creams.   

Please be aware that there has not been any fire related deaths in the Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth and IOW area involving emollient creams however this publication is being shared to increase knowledge of all agencies and professionals who work with people who use emollient creams, and highlight potential fire risks when using them.  

The advice and information can be accessed on the Hampshire and IOW Fire and Rescue Service Emollient Creams Webpage, which can be accessed here – https://www.hantsfire.gov.uk/keeping-safe/loveyourhome/firehazards/emollients-safety/.